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Kotavelo R21 Wheelset

$699.00$299.00

4.7 average, based on 3 reviews

Specification
Product CodeR21
ConditionNew

Kotavelo R21, 21mm Full Alloy wheelset

Finally here after 2 years in design and testing, you asked us for a lighter, faster, more aero wheelset to improve on the Bracciano which was previously Australia's best selling wheelset.  New for 2017, designed for and tested in Australia is the Kotavelo R21.

We've made the rim wider & lighter so that it can accomodate wider tyres and has a better aero transition from rim to tyre, it has been tested to be faster than the old 27mm deep rim.  We kept the Japanese EZO bearings that are famous in our products, we kept standard, easy to find and replace spokes.  We removed some weight from the rim & hub by using better materials and machining.

The final outcome we are proud to say is one of the lightest, fastest wheels we have ever manufactured.

Heavier and more powerful riders have not been forgotten, those who need an an even stiffer, more robust option - we listened and made the Kotavelo R21HD "Heavy Duty" version, using exactly the same rim and hub but with an increased spoke count, heavier gauge spokes and brass nipples.  Heavier or more powerful riders chasing the ultimate mix between performance and reliability should consider the Kotavelo R21HD.

 

Specifications

 FrontRear
Rim (size)700C700C
ETRTO19-62219-622
Rim TypeSleeved Alloy ClincherSleeved Alloy Clincher
Rim FinishShot Peened BlackShot Peened Black
Rim Width17.5 ID / 23.2 OD17.5 ID / 23.2 OD
Rim Depth21.5mm21.5mm
Spokes2024
Shape2.2mm Double Butted Aero2.2mm Double Butted Aero
MaterialSandvik Stainless SteelSandvik Stainless Steel
Nipple Material+GaugeDSN Alloy SilverDSN Alloy Silver
Spoke Bracen/an/a
LacingRadial2-Cross
Hub  
Bearings (#)2 (Japanese EZO)4 (Japanese EZO)
Freehub Typen/aShimano or Campy
Freehub Switchablen/aYes
Freehub Materialn/aAlloy
Axle Width (O.L.D.)100mm130mm
Axle MaterialAlloyAlloy
Skewer TypeQRQR
Weight (no skewer)620 g760 g

Compatible with Shimano 11 speed standard as well as 8,9 and 10 speed cassettes using supplied spacer.

 

Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 4.7

Kotavelo R21 Wheelset

12345
I have had a set of your R21's for a couple of months now. Out of the box they looked like a quality product. They were very true radially and laterally. I checked the dish and it was spot on too. After two months riding 5 days per week I checked again and no change. My reason for purchase was on weight saving and being able to fit a 28mm wide tyre. I'm very happy with the ride experience. I did appreciate you talking to me over the phone before my purchase and had heard good reports about your service. Happy to buy from an Australian company too. I would recommend your company from a service and product quality perspective. (Sep 18 2020, 19:18 PM)

Very impressed

12345
Purchased these wheels over a year ago now and have had them off and on the bike. Off, because I though some deeper dish carbon would be better, and then on because it's hilly in Tassie. Well, they're now staying on. For good. They are awesome. They hold a 25mm tyre very nicely - certainly made for them. They are super light, spin up quickly, and are fast enough to train or race on. I'm 75kg and no issues with flex - and I've looked closely at that. So far maintenance free. I really rate them - hence the 5 stars. No regrets in my purchase at all, and yes I'd buy them again (Feb 27 2018, 20:35 PM)

Good wheels, great value

12345
Going from 10 speed to 11 speed meant new wheels were needed, so I'm comparing these to my old Shimano 7900 Dura Ace C24s. Straight out of the box these look good. Putting them on my scales showed they were a bit heavier than I expected, at 674g for the front and 871g for the rear. That compared to the C24s at 627g front and 809g rear. Maybe my scales are a bit off, so compared to the C24s, these are still light. After a few hundred ks on these, I'll say they are very similar to the DAs. They roll just as nicely, spin up the same and just work. The only differences I can tell are that the freehub is noisier (up to you whether that's an issue) and they actually feel stiffer. I certainly feel like they communicate the road surface more than the C24s did. I can't think of any other way they feel different to the C24s. Everyone knows how good Dura Ace wheels are, and these are right up there. Being half the price of the Shimanos makes these great value if you ask me. (Sep 14 2017, 21:50 PM)
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